Thursday, 31 May 2012

Where are we now?

The reality

BLOCKED; YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, FourDocs, Documentary heaven
Resources; one camera per 4 students
DEMOGRAPHICS; classes of 26 with TG of A* - G, up to 40% with SLD/SEN needs
DIGITAL LITERACY; some have their own webpages, others cannot even upload from a camera/use a phone/ use the internet

" Miss what is the url bar / search engine/ how do it print/save/search?"

"Miss - I don't have a mobile phone/computer/access to the internet ; i cannot do my homework"
" using a blog to work on is awesome Miss; I can work on it from home and at school without a book to lose"

outcomes; what has changed?
  • "I love this lesson, it is my best subject" (I ask why) " because i am most successful here - it uses things i am good at to help me learn things i am not good at"
  • " I am using prezi/blogger in all my lessons to present my work"
  • " 50% of group currently choosing to use digital interfaces/instruments for the current project"
  • "CPG 80% at or beating TG"

lessons learned what next

  • PLANNING IS KEY - do it yourself then presume the weakest digital learners will take four times as long and the strongest will have done it before you finish explaining. Create one blog for one programme of study then get a student to proof read it before using it with a whole group
  • success needs a partnered learning approach.
  • accept that many will need real specific direction/varied scaffolding
  • the digital native concept is class/gender/culture biased - as is the digital immigrant
  • digital literacy needs to be on the school curriculum - NOT just in media/ICT
  • some learners are scared to use digital technologies
  • run skill based short/sharp practical workshops
  • teach the LSAs
  • use digital technology where it is relevant and useful
i use
  1. blogger
  3. slideshare
  4. surveymonkey
  5. polleverywhere
  6. vimeo
  7. youtube
  9. &
as starters

  • ACTION creating a web site that is less linear and easier for differentiated access
  • ACTION  improving the partnered learning culture
  • DONE two new rooms
  • ONGOING continue to develop student mentoring for skills/ techniques and theory

jays website

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

the shifting education landscape; the Pew institute / lee Rainie

using slideshare to publish materials

my slideshare page

Using digital technology to raise motivation and attainment

my teaching blogsite for a Y10 introduction unit - do digital natives exist?

ellie's blog - MAP learner

Alex's blog - HAP learner

Udai's blog - LAP/SEN/EAL learner

the unit was allocated 8 school weeks as an  introductory unit

KS4 without words powerpoint

KS4 term 2 Photogram units introduction powerpoint

my journey as a digital 'immigrant'

one of my teaching powerpoints - prezi

presenting exploration of technical effects

an animatic example: moving storyboard

A grade prezi presentation

the starting point!!

‘by virtue of being born in the digital age, our students are digital natives by definition’ (Prensky 2010:64):

‘today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors’ (Prensky 2001:1)

 My preceptions: It appears that twenty-first century photography and media students and teachers’ are expected to be experts with digital technologies and to take advantage of online distribution, social networking methodologies and cloud-based software to both formulate and exhibit outcomes.

‘candidates engage with contemporary media technologies to produce a media portfolio through a combination of two or more media and then present their research, planning and evaluation in electronic format (specification ‘OCR 2009 GCE Media Studies v4 July 2009 pg 4)

Candidates entering production coursework for this specification will be at a serious disadvantage if teachers are unable to provide training for them in the use of the particular software and technology. They will be at a further disadvantage if there is insufficient technology for them to use.( specification ‘OCR 2009 GCE Media Studies v4 July 2009 pg 10)